Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An Athens Food Tour on Three Wheels

Bougatsadiko I Thessaloniki Stou Psyrri Athens Food Tour Scooterise

Greece has an abundance of food and dishes unique to the country and it can be overwhelming for a traveler to Greece who doesn’t have knowledge of Greek food beyond Greek salad and baklava.  A great introduction to traditional Greek food is with an Athens food tour.  Even better is an Athens food tour that also provides an overview of the layout and sites of Athens, all while riding around on three wheels.  Scooterise provides such a food tour of Athens.
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Monday, May 18, 2015

10 Things to Do in Tijuana (That Don’t Involve Tequila)

Downtown Tijuana Shopping Passageway

Historically Tijuana has been a drinking mecca.  Tijuana’s proximity to Southern California cities like San Diego and Los Angeles and its legal drinking age of 18 meant Tijuana was a popular place for the under 21 crowd to come for drinking and clubbing.  Tourism from the United States to Tijuana dried up for years when stories of crime and drug wars filled the news.  Now Tijuana is a safe place to visit again, and the implementation of a passport requirement means the demographic of the traveler looking for a day trip or weekend trip to Tijuana has shifted.  Tijuana’s streets are no longer overwhelmed with rowdy underage drinkers.  Now they are being strolled by couples and families looking for things to do in Tijuana that celebrate Tijuana’s beauty and culture. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How to Travel Well With Your One and Only

Whether you've been coupled for decades or you're still in the heady rushes of newly found and committed love, traveling with your partner can be a joy unlike any other. From the present tense romance of experiencing exotic lands, foods, and cultures together to the memories you'll share and reminisce fondly over in the future, couple travel can be a truly exquisite way to bond even more.

Of course, traveling with your partner can also be an insufferable hell on earth that, in its most extreme forms, can sow the seeds of breaking up entirely. If you're happily coupled and looking to take a trip or two with your beloved, congratulations! Just be sure to mind these tips, so you can do it well.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Off the Beaten Path: The Plank Road of Southern California

Southern California Plank Road

Imagine Southern California in the early 1900s.  It wasn’t as easy to travel as it is today, but the love of travel was strong.  People wanted to explore and get away, and they were willing to do some pretty crazy things to do so.  Crazy like crossing the ever-shifting sands of the Southern California desert on a road made entirely of wooden planks.  The even crazier thing?  There’s still a little piece of that Plank Road, built 100 years ago, available for travelers of today to visit.

Monday, April 20, 2015

What It’s Like to Stay in Sweden’s ICEHOTEL

ICEHOTEL Entrance Sweden
Welcome to Sweden's ICEHOTEL.
Almost everybody has heard of the famous ICEHOTEL.  For many, a night in Sweden’s ICEHOTEL is a once in a lifetime experiencethough there are a few who don’t understand the appeal of sleeping on a bed of ice in below freezing temperatures.  However, if you’ve never stayed in an ice hotel, you might not know very much about the realities of sleeping in a hotel entirely made of ice.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Monuments of Washington, D.C. Under the Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms Around Tidal Basin and Washington Monument Washington, D.C.

The cherry blossoms are in peak bloom in Washington, D.C., and seeing the photos of the delicate white and pink blossoms decorating the rim of the Tidal Basin brings me back to when we visited this beautiful city a few years back.  One of our favorite things we did while in Washington, D.C. was visiting the memorials in the National Mall, and it was made even more special by the added beauty of the blooming cherry trees.  

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sweden’s Newest Michelin Starred Restaurants in Gothenburg

SK Mat & Människor Menu Gothenburg Michelin Star Restaurant

Stockholm may be the capital city of Sweden, but Gothenburg is Sweden’s food capital and was actually voted as such in 2012.  Gothenburg, Göteborg in Swedish, recently added to its culinary accolades by gaining two more Michelin stars.  Gothenburg already boasted four Michelin-starred restaurants: Bhoga, Restaurang 28+, Sjömagasinet, and Thörnströms Kök. On February 26, 2015, Michelin announced its 2015 stars for Scandinavia and added two more Michelin starred restaurants to Gothenburg’s list: SK Mat & Människor and KOKA.